Each Thursday, #ThrowbackThursday brings you another memorable moment from Broadway’s past.
This week, we rewind the clock to February of 1972.
The original production of Grease opened at the Eden Theatre on February 14th, 1972.
- The show would later move to The Broadhurst and The Royale (now the Bernard B. Jacobs) before closing at The Majestic.
- When the show closed on April 30th, 1980, it was the longest-running show in Broadway history, having been performed 3,388 times. Grease held the record until September of 1983, when it was passed by A Chorus Line.
- The show featured current and future stars such as Barry Bostwick, Patrick Swayze, Adrienne Barbeau, Judy Kaye, John Travolta, Marilu Henner, and Richard Gere.
- The show was nominated for seven Tony Awards at the 1972 Tony Awards, losing Best Musical to Two Gentlemen of Verona.